Specialist in international relations, expert on the Russian Armed Forces. Political scientist (PhD). Senior lecturer, Faculty of History and Political Science, Perm University. 2013 – 2014 – fellow at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO, Russian Academy of Sciences). 2012-2013 expert in PIR-Center (Moscow), assistant to editor-in-chief of Security Index Journal.
The year is 2028. The multipolar world has arrived. The Western-led multilateral order has given way to different centers of power and influence, notably the United States, India, Brazil, a more autonomous European Union, and an ever-closer axis of autocracy between Russia and China
Even though relations are getting prickly between Russia and Belarus, international and domestic conditions would have to change substantially before Russia resorted to force against its western neighbor and long-time ally. But it would still be unwise to rule any such scenario out entirely.
Terrestrial relations between Russia and the United States may well be in a downward spiral. But in space there is still cooperation. Why is that and will it last? In the autumn of 2017, the first reports appeared that Russia could take part in the NASA project to create a […]
Beyond inflated official statistics and lofty rhetoric, what are the real capabilities of Russia’s tactical nuclear weapons programme, and how does this square with today’s doctrines of nuclear de-escalation?